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Row Crop Planter Clinic Scheduled for Jan. 29 at Carrington

Row crop planter clinic will give corn and soybean growers a hands-on review on how to properly calibrate and operate planters for optimum yield and stand.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service will conduct a row crop planter clinic on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

The objective of the program is to provide corn and soybean growers with a hands-on review on how to properly calibrate and operate planters to achieve optimum crop stands and yield, according to Greg Endres, CREC Extension area agronomist.

The training will include a combination of lectures and demonstrations using various planter components.

Kevin Kimberley, who has 30 years of experience in calibrating planters, is the clinic instructor. A farmer from Iowa, Kimberley will show producers how small adjustments to everything from planter wheels to corn meters can make a big difference to the bottom line. Kimberley has been an agricultural consultant to John Deere, Case IH and Syngenta.

In addition to planter calibration, other topics to be covered include:

  • Planter operation
  • Corn meters
  • Vacuum units
  • Anhydrous ammonia application equipment
  • Managing heavy residue
  • Soybean crop establishment

Registration starts at 9 a.m. The clinic will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. The participant fee is $20 if preregistered by Jan. 24 or $30 if registering on the day of the event.

For more information, including preregistration forms, contact the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or Extension Service offices in Eddy, Foster, Sheridan, Stutsman and Wells counties. Details also can be found on the Web at

The planter clinic also will be conducted at Forman on Jan. 28 and Oakes on Jan. 30. Contact Julie Hassebroek at (701) 724-3355, ext. 5, or Gene Elhard at (701) 349-3249, ext. 2, for event details at those locations.

NDSU Agriculture Communication

Source:Greg Endres, (701) 652-2951,
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136,
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